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The Forgotten War: Korea 1950 | January 7, 2022

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum Unveils a Photo Retrospective of the Korean War

A new exhibition at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum offers a poignant look at the first few months of the Korean War through the lens of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Max Desfor. The Forgotten War: Korea 1950 features 36 stunning photographs of the frantic early months of the war from September to December 1950, when the fate of the Korean peninsula was in question.  Read More

The Forgotten War: Korea 1950

Veterans Day | November 11, 2021

Veterans Day Values

Honoring All Who Served - Veterans Day

Lessons from Harry S. Truman in 3 Objects

We can learn a lot from the artifacts of a life well-lived. This Veterans Day, we turned to the Truman Library’s collection and President Truman’s personal possessions to learn what Harry Truman can teach us about service, sacrifice and honor.

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Veterans Day

75 IN 5, Episode 1 | November 8, 2021

75 Years On | 5 Minutes At A Time

To honor the 75th anniversary of Harry S. Truman’s world-defining presidency, the Truman Library Institute has launched 75 IN 5 – five-minute video podcasts highlighting the important moments and significant developments that led to some of President Truman’s biggest decisions.

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Remembering General Colin Powell | October 19, 2021

Hear Colin Powell speak about the impact President Truman had on his life

The Truman Library Institute joins America and the world in mourning the loss of a towering public servant and patriot, Colin Powell.

An American politician, diplomat, statesman, four-star general, and our country’s first Black secretary of state, Powell died yesterday at the age of 84.

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Remembering General Colin Powell

75th Anniversary – The Nuremberg Trials | October 1, 2021

The Nuremberg Trials

This week marks the 75th anniversary of the conclusion of one of the most significant events in history.

From November 20, 1945 to October 1, 1946, leading members of the Nazi Party had to answer to an international court for conspiracy, war crimes, and crimes against peace and humanity. Known today as the Nuremberg Trials, this “alternative justice” set a remarkable precedent for trying war crimes and had a lasting effect on international criminal law. Read More

75th Anniversary – The Nuremberg Trials

Historic Headlines | August 13, 2021

V-J DAY | AUGUST 14, 1945


At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 1945, President Truman announced to reporters gathered in the Oval Office that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II.  Read More

Historic Headlines

Ambassador Power is WILD About Harry! | April 12, 2021

Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award

The Truman Library Institute proudly announces that the 2021 Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award will be presented to Ambassador Samantha J. Power during the 22nd Annual Wild About Harry celebration on May 6, 2021. Today, on the 76th anniversary of Harry Truman’s ascension to the presidency, Ambassador Power shared this personal video greeting reflecting on Truman’s global leadership and enduring legacy.

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Ambassador Power is WILD About Harry!